Lots of people have the goal or idea that they really want to start a business, however, they do nothing but constantly procrastinate on getting started. If you really want to own your own business, you need to be prepared to start making steps today. It might sound scary, but read on and you’ll see that it isn’t that scary at all.
Think Of One Step That You Can Take Today
Think of the business you want to start, and come up with one step that you can take today. You might not even know exactly what business you want to start, and that’s fine. Make your goal today to come up with some ideas. Then tomorrow, narrow down your list. Just take some time each day to work towards it.
Write A List Of Things To Do
Write down a list of everything you feel you need to do to start your business. What will you need to have in place? How much money will you need? Write down as much as you possibly can. Essentially, this could be a business plan draft until you’re 100% sure that this is the business you want to start and you’re ready to get going. It’s not the most exciting part of starting a business, but it’s important if you’re going to stay focused and keep moving in the right direction.
Break Down Your List Into Baby Steps
Take a look at the list of things you’ve written down and see if you can break down some of the steps even further. You probably can, and this will make your list and the steps in it feel far more manageable. By writing down the baby steps you’ll need to take, your goal will seem far more achievable and you’ll get a sense of confidence. Write down everything you can think of, including the type of insurance you’ll need, such as trade insurance if you plan on working with cars, and whether you need insurance to protect clients. Write down where you plan on working to begin with, what equipment you need, how much money you think you’ll need, and anything else you can think of.
Write A List Of Reasons You May Be Procrastinating
It’s important to understand why you might be procrastinating on getting started, too. This will help you to break through your BS reasons for not getting started and understand yourself a bit better too. Here are some reasons lots of people don’t get started:
- They are afraid of failure – completely normal
- They feel like it’s going to be too hard – breaking everything down into baby steps helps with this
- They are afraid of success – might sound strange, but some people are seriously afraid of what being successful could mean for them. Will they lose their friends? Will people only want one thing from them?
- They don’t feel like they are capable – you are capable of anything if you want it enough!
Stop procrastinating and do something to get started today!